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Princeton's WordNet

  1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(noun)

    (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

    "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"


  1. ontogenesis(Noun)

    the arising or development of an individual organism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ontogenesis

    on-tō-jen′e-sis, n. the history of the individual development of an organised being as distinguished from phylogenesis and biogenesis—also Ontog′eny.—adjs. Ontogenet′ic, -al, Ontogen′ic.—adv. Ontogenet′ically. [Gr. onta, things being, neut. pl. of ōn, pr.p. of einai, to be, genesis, generation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ontogenesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ontogenesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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